Since my family from Germany came to visit us beginning of the year, we took the opportunity to travel with them along the scenic R62 to Oudtshoorn until Knysna and of course, stopped in beautiful Pringle Bay on our way back
Here’s what we’ve been up to during our trip!
Fraai Uitzicht 1798
We stayed here the first night on our trip and it’s a lovely stop between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn ( 2 hour drive from Cape Town), located in the beautiful and tranquil Robertson valley with stunning views onto the mountains and vineyards around. This is a place where you arrive and you immediately feel relaxed. We were welcomed and checked into our rooms, a luxury cottage and one of the Vintage cottages that sleeps up to 4 people. The Vintage cottages are comfortable and cozy and are located in the historic building of the wine cellar. Even though there is no air-con in those rooms, the stone structure kept it nice and cool inside.
The luxury cottages are a slightly more expensive and offer space for 2 people. They are much more modern and sophisticated and we loved especially the twin outside showers and luxurious bathroom!
Karl – Uwe, the winemaker and host at Fraai Uitzicht, did a wine tasting with us which was great. The highlight however was Dinner in the Fraai Uitzicht Restaurant, we enjoyed some fantastic food outside on the terrace paired with lovely wines, had great and inobtrusive service and all this in a very relaxed atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for more that night! The restaurant is managed by Karl Uwe’s wife Sandra and we loved the attention to detail with every single dish we ordered. The menu portraits country style cuisine offering seasonal fresh dishes made from fresh vegetables and just-picked herbs from their own garden.
Someone told me it’s the best dinner on the Garden Route…. Gotta say, I’d agree with that!